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Michael Brown - Fine art and muralist
Born: Feb. 10, 1955,

Michael Brown graduated with a BFA from the art department at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1977
After graduation, Brown got a grant to work on his art in Provincetown, Mass, for two years, during which he says he hardly left the studio. Afterward, he designed stage sets for off-Broadway plays in New York City. Brown then worked at Guggenheim Museum doing art programs with students in some of the city’s more troubled schools.
Brown returned to Chapel Hill to pursue his fine art career and his public art projects including large scale murals. The Downtown Commission in Chapel Hill commissioned a Michael Brown mural in 1988 titled ‘Blue Mural’ . This mural established his reputation in Chapel Hill and led to subsequent requests for murals throughout the southeast.

Brown “has given Chapel Hill a central part of its character,” says Ernest Dollar, former director of the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, who recently took over the Raleigh City Museum. “The town would not have been the same without his artistic vision.”

For information/consultation on mural commissions by Michael Brown call 919-602-2550

Amtrak station Raleigh 30'x70'

Amtrak station Raleigh 30'x70'

Chapel Hill Bicentennial Commission 7'x20'

Chapel Hill Bicentennial Commission 7'x20'

Chatham County Public Library Rotunda 8'x70'

Chatham County Public Library Rotunda 8'x70'

Duke University Aquatics Center 18'x200'

Duke University Aquatics Center 18'x200'

Durham Bull

Durham Bull

Durham Bulls20x32

Durham Bulls20x32

Edgecomb County Veteran's Museum 30'x140'

Edgecomb County Veteran's Museum 30'x140'

Lantern Restaurant - Cecilia Hall on right currently an accomplished opera singer

Lantern Restaurant - Cecilia Hall on right currently an accomplished opera singer

Meadowmont Community pool 7'x 14'

Meadowmont Community pool 7'x 14'

New Hope Elementary School 10'x90'

New Hope Elementary School 10'x90'

Orange_Person_Chatham Bar Association 8'x 18'

Orange_Person_Chatham Bar Association 8'x 18'

Parthenon in Greek Coffee Shop20'x 40inches

Parthenon in Greek Coffee Shop20'x 40inches

Portrait hidden in pumpkin

Portrait hidden in pumpkin

Ramses

Ramses

Sea turtles Downtown Commission Chapel Hill30'x70'

Sea turtles Downtown Commission Chapel Hill30'x70'

Train Station 7'x16'

Train Station 7'x16'

Yates Motor chapel hill14x100

Yates Motor chapel hill14x100